The Lug Walk 2021 will not now take place
Due to the restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Executive Committee of the club has decided that the 2021 Lug Walk will not now take place. Apart from the uncertainty regarding any restrictions that may apply in June 2021, the requirements to plan, prepare and to invite participants in the intervening months was considered to be impracticable.
The Lug Walk
The Lug Walk is a long-distance endurance walk from Seahan Forest, Bohernabreena, Co. Dublin, over the mountain tops to Lugnaquilla, Co. Wicklow, ending at Seskin in the Glen of Imaal. It is 50 kilometres long with a total ascent of 2,400 metres. It covers 17 peaks and is mainly over open mountain terrain. This walk is a serious test of navigational skill as well as of stamina. The average time taken to cover the route is 13.5 hours. The walk is usually held at, or close to the Summer solstice in order to maximise the daylight hours available.
The Irish Ramblers Club organised its first Lug Walk for members in 1974 to celebrate its tenth anniversary. In 1977 it opened the walk to non-members. In recent years it has become a biennial event.